The purpose of the Boating Safety Grant Program is to provide financial assistance for selected "national boating safety activities of national nonprofit public service organizations." Section 13104(c) of Title 46, United States Code, provides that up to 5% of the funds made available each
fiscal year for State Recreational Boating Safety Programs may be used to support nonprofit organization's boating safety projects with the amount of funding being determined by the needs of the Coast Guard, budget limitations and negotiations between the Coast Guard and potential grantees.
The amount of funding available for grants this fiscal year is anticipated to be up to $6,000,00 0. The national nonprofit public service organization grant program has been successful.
It has enabled numerous national boating safety activities to be carried out.
The program has been instrumental in getting many more national organizations involved in boating safety.